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Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Lakeview of Adventure {PP242}

Hi there friends...happy Sunday!  It's another week at The Paper Players and our fabulous friend Ann is this week's hostess for sketch challenge!
And do you know what else?  It's Ann's birthday today!!  Woohoo!  Happy Birthday, Ann!  May today be as fabulous as you are!  Be sure to pop over to her blog and send her big birthday hugs!  So I hope Ann will forgive me for taking a bit of a....er....um...."abstract" interpretation of her sketch.  I had a couple things in mind and once I started creating, well....creative energy was flowing and I ended up with this:
Oh yeah, and I flipped the sketch on it's side too [insert blush here].  But you can still see the sketch, right?  I used the water and the grass as two of the banners and the linen thread as the third banner element.  The oval is there and the sentiment placement is the same so I hope Ann is OK with it!
I used an assortment of stamp sets on this one and there all listed at the bottom of the post.  I also had to pay homage to my beloved Naturals White cardstock which is on the SU retiring list as well as the Petite Pairs stamp set.  Won't be getting rid of that one--the sentiments are too good and I love the scale of them!  This card is being mailed to the fabulous teacher who recently arranged for my daughter's fifth grade class to go on an amazing camping trip.  I chaperoned the trip last week and it was an amazing experience!  

A gorgeous location full of nature hikes...

campfires.....with s'mores of course!

friendship....
 and adventure....
Yes, that's me climbing the 40 foot Alpine Tower...and I made it to the TOP...along with many of the kiddos!  OK, if I haven't lost you yet, you might be even more interested in the goodie bags DD and I made for all the campers...
Like that closure?  Two holes punched in the top of the bag with a stick from our yard threaded through....clever, yes?  I thought so!  Thanks for bearing with all my photos in today's post.  We had such a great time.  I am so proud of our girl and the effort she made to learn new things and test her abilities.  What an adventure!  So, you can see why I needed to make a special card for the teacher who made this whole trip possible.  The rest of the design team have amazing samples for you so be sure to pop over to The Paper Players and have a look!  We would love for you to join us before the challenge ends on Friday, May 1st at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team
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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

18 comments:

LeAnne said...

WOWZA! First, the card is fabulous, but then as I scanned through the other photos, I was amazed and in awe....and the crowning touch were the bags! SO cool...very clever! You rock, mom!

stampwithsandy said...

I love your abstract interpretation, Nance! And I totally see your inspiration in the photos. Those goodie bags are the coolest! I love the stick closure. Looks like a good time was had by all.

Amy O said...

You are one brave woman for climbing to the top of that thing! And you are one talented and creative stamper with this fabulous card and clever treat bags -- love them!

Denise Basile said...

Beautiful card, Nance. I love the coloring technique - did you use any special method to get the effect on the grass and the lake? This is very impressive. Thanks for posting it and giving me inspiration!

Nance Leedy said...

Thank you for your kind words, Denise! No special method used...just stamped on the oval first and then eyeballed approximately where I needed to stamp the water and grass on the base layer. :-)

Karren said...

Amazing card, Nance! The scene you've created is gorgeous. And speaking of gorgeous, those photos are so cool! And go you, climbing that tower!

Dawn Tidd said...

Wow, Nance, love your whole post! Your card is gorgeous and I love the spotlighting and the abstract take on the sketch. Then your pictures and goodie bag! How fun!! I may have to try this for my little outdoorsy grand-guy! :)

Joanne James said...

Nance your card is a fantastic abstract take on this week's sketch! So very clever, but I'm afraid not nearly so clever as those treat bags - they are fab and the twig closure is genius! It looks like you had a great trip - thanks for sharing!

Debbie Mageed said...

I absolutely love this card, Nance! Wow!!! I always appreciate someone taking stamping to the next level and making ART! I have done school field trips and am I say that I am rather glad they are over! Kudos to you for making to the top! But those treat bags were OVER the top! Love your creativity!!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance LOVE your interpretation of the sketch... and you captured the campsite perfectly.
Your little bags are adorable and especially the closure! How clever.
Thanks for sharing the photos... hugs

Holly said...

Love this Nancy!!! Your blog has been saved on my homepage for months and I haven't checked lately. So glad I check this out today! Great card and amazing bag!! If i do a camping themed birthday I hope I remember the bags - sticks and all :)

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is just AMAZING!!!! I LOVE it! This abstract interpretation is gorgeous! I know the teacher will cherish it! How thoughtful of you! The pictures are fabulous! Such a fun trip and your daughter will hold these memories in her heart forever. So thankful you could share this experience with her. The twigs in the treat bags in genius! So clever! Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip with all of us! XXXX

Ann Schach said...

Oh. My. Gosh. What a jaw-droppingly beautiful card! You did my sketch proud for sure. This is truly a work of art! The photographs are stunning...and the lunch bags are adorable. What a fun time for all!

Jodi McKinney said...

LOVVVVEEE the card! love the post! Awesome all around!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

What a wonderful take on the sketch!!I love the scene you have created and the rustic feel with the distressed edges and the twine. Beautiful!!

laurie said...

This is a gorgeous lake scene...you really captured it! AWESOME Nance!

Nancy said...

Last but not least, don't know how I missed this posting!!!!!!
Like all of the others, I LOVE THE BAGS and the CARD, gorgeous. I remember this technique,but you've brought it to a new level, love the trees, lake, coloring, twine, all of it.
BUT THOSE BAGS...Absolutely adorable as as others also said, the closure was a stroke of genius for sure!
Luv
Mom
PS Fabulous picures and look at you climbing so high, I'm really impressed!

jaydee said...

Nance, your inspiration photos are fabulous - as is your card. I love the way you stamped both on and off the oval and the coloring is superb. Fabulous
hygs
jaydee